The Growing Experience

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment


On October 22, the local chapters of the AIA and USGBC co-hosted “The Growing Experience,” a panel and tour dedicated to urban farms in our communities. Michael Bohn, principal at Studio One Eleven, was one of four presenters at the event which also featured Kathleen Irvine, farm manager of New City School; Jimmy Ng, project manager of The Growing Experience; and Jeffrey Biben, architect of Carmelitos Urban Garden.

Presenting to AIA and USGBC members, students and supporters of urban farming, the panel focused on the role of architecture in urban farms. The presentation was followed by a tour of The Growing Experience, an active seven-acre urban farm located in north Long Beach within the Carmelitos Housing Development. The farm is operated by the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and food is made available to the community and local restaurants through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.
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Bringing nature into our cities, one tree at a time.

January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


Studio One Eleven volunteers Eric Gomez (far left) and David Sabunas (far right) assisting at Lowell Elementary tree planting

We take trees seriously.  Not only do they bring beauty and nature into our cities, but they also increase property values, provide comfort, reduce the heat island effect, and provide a habitat for birds and insects.  On top of that, they get bigger and better with time.

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Fruits (and Vegetables) of Labor: Recent Images from New City Farm

September 24, 2010 § Leave a comment


Photos by Leo Delati Photography

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